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2. Secretary Report a. Roll Call Roster b. Receive Minutes 2017
3. Election of Deacons
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4. Reports a. Treasurer b. Pastor
6. Follow-Up Q&A
LEADERSHIP & STAFF
DEACON TRUSTEE NOMINEES
hroughout the Old Testament, we can see that God continually reminds his people of what he has done in the past. He doesn’t necessarily enjoy reminiscing about the “good old days”, rather, He reminds us of past grace to encourage us to trust him for what he plans in the future. Past grace should always point toward future grace. So let’s allow this annual report to serve our church family in these three purposes: 1. We should take time for celebration. God has been faithful; look at what he’s done! 2. We should embrace a measure of accountability from our leadership and fellow church members. 3. We should accept the challenge for us to remain faithful. Our church is Jesus ruled, elder led, and congregationally accountable. This flow guides everything we do as a church, including our finances. Each year in late fall, the church leadership collaborates across ministries to align ministry and strategic needs for the coming year with the resources expected to be available based on the generosity of the church. That collaboration yields a proposed cash operating budget that is refined and approved each December. May this report help you reflect on God’s faithfulness to us in 2017 and cause you to pray that he will do more than we could ever ask or imagine in the future.
“Know therefore that the Lord your God is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations.” Deuteronomy 7:9
Pastor Dan Williams Lead Pastor
AUTHENTICITY We value genuine expression over hyped experience.
Membership (12/31/2017) - 175
1.7% Increase, compared with 172 in 2016
I found my heart wandering far from God. I was shown that forgiveness was possible, even though I didn’t feel worthy of forgiveness. I realized that what I was looking for all along wasn’t love and happiness in other people or things, it was the love of God.”
Amanda Paventi decided to “Go Public” October 2017
These people decided to “Go Public” with their faith.
ATTENDANCE 2017 Sunday Mornings Average Weekly Attendance 311 519
Easter 2017 Christmas Eve 2017
“HI.” CARDS FILLED OUT
new guests, prayer requests, more info
Total Average Weekly Attendance - 311 297
KID CENTRAL average weekly attendance
Decrease, compared with 350 total average weekly attendance in 2016
Mid - Week
46 MEN 95 WOMEN 53 aDULTS Enrolled in Fight Clubs
On Average, Attended Women Events
On Average, Attended Encore Events
WOMEN Bible Studies
Average Weekly Attendance
FAMILY NIGHT Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs
OUTWARDNESS We value connecting with and caring for people who are not yet a part of a faith family over an inward focus.
The Princess Ball
Our North Central Church family continues to partner with Donlin Drive Elementary. Here are some of the ways we have made a difference in our community in 2017: Hosted The Princess Ball Catered Faculty Luncheon Hosted Staff Retreat & Staff Development Partnered with Trunk -or- Treat Gave 50 Thanksgiveaway Meals Gave $800 in Christmas Meal Gift Cards Loving & Learning Scholarship Fund $1500 (money set aside for teachers to access when they need supplemental training and teaching tools for their classroom & when a teacher sees a student with a physical need, i.e. clothing, school-items, field trip, etc.)
GENEROSITY We value the joy of sacrificially investing in and depending on others over casually consuming.
FAMILIES IN NEED
As needs related to having a baby, surgery, sudden illness, etc. arise, our meal team comes together to take care of our church family.
40 CARE PACKAGES Syracuse Fellowship of Christian Athletes took a Christmas break in 2017 with a little love from our Encore adult ministry.
$62,675 INCREASE, 4% from $60,459 (2016)
SURPLUS C HRI STMAS GIF T
2 x $2,638.50 = $5277
Tom & Brooke Harshberger - Ireland Michelle Malara - Fellowship of Christian Athletes 6
$12,781 1 DAY TO FEED THE WORLD 66 RUNNERS + $2910 RAISED for RIDE AND RUN FOR THE RESCUE
$510 convoy of hopE election day bake salE 269 PACKED SHOEBOXES
$1062 motherâ€™s day gift to Convoy of hope
12,000 PIECES OF CANDY trunk-or-treat 50 turkey dinners donlin drive FAMILIES $440 FPU SCHOLARSHIPS
129-nORTH CENTRAL 140-cestaro chiropratic
$800 meal gift cards for christmas to Donlin drive families
$5277 END of Year missions giving
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SIMPLICITY We value clarity over complexity.
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he vision of North Central Church is to see gospel transformation in every heart, home, and neighborhood. The best way we know how to accomplish that vision is by creating environments that equip all people to treasure Jesus, live in community and embody a missionary lifestyle.
We believe that happens most effectively when we begin to recognize that the church is not a building, but a people! A life of worship means carrying our missionary identity everywhere we go. It means a life shared with neighbors, co-workers, and friends. It means a life lived in gospel-freedom outside the brick and mortar of the building. So what does that mean for the facility God has entrusted into our care? And what does that mean for our weekly gatherings? Over the past several years we’ve made needed functional and aesthetic upgrades to our existing building and are thrilled about the potential for new construction in 2018. Our vision is for a modern kids space that serves not only the North Central Church family but the community God has placed us in. Our weekly gatherings remain the primary environment where we celebrate, encourage, and edify one another collectively as a family: biblically faithful preaching and teaching grounds us in God’s word, singing corporately helps us remember what God has accomplished and gives us an opportunity to respond to His grace, kids environments point the next generation to Jesus as the hero of God’s story, come to rescue us. In order for all of that (and more) to happen effectively, we rely on the gifts and abilities of pastors, staff, deacon trustees, ministry leaders and ministry team leaders. My position allows me to oversee music, operations, facilities, support staff, and gives me the opportunity to lead and love our faith family in a variety of ways. Jesus is the one who builds His church, and I remain utterly humbled that He’s invited me into His work.
Jonathan Valletta Assistant Pastor & Music
BUSINESS MEETING MINUTES 2017
We value ‘inside-out’ change and expanding growth over routine activity.
Secretary’s Report from March 5, 2017
Pastor Dan introduced Dave Valletta and he began to call the roster at 10:15.
Dave Valletta finished calling the roll and a quorum was established so the official vote for new Deacons could take place. Meeting was officially called to order at 10:26 after the quorum was established.
VOTING FOR DEACON TRUSTEES
Carolyn Postell and her team distributed the voting ballots for Board member election while the roll call was taking place. Pastor Dan explained the voting process and that a simple majority was needed for a deacon to be elected. He also introduced the three board candidates before people voted on two candidates.
Pastor Dan thanked Joe Kociela for his service as Treasurer and announced that Kristin Raiti is taking over as Treasurer for 2017.
Joe and Kristin shared that there was currently over $658K in our savings as well as over $220K in our checking account. Joe stated that we have $477K currently available without restrictions: $85K is restricted for an emergency fund; and $319K is restricted for future building. Joe said our Missions giving was up slightly with a total of $61K given. He commented that careful spending helped us to end the year with a budget surplus. He indicated that God’s provision, the faithfulness of our church family, and the careful stewardship of our staff were the contributing factors to our year-end surplus. Pastor Dan asked if anyone had questions about the budget. Kristin interjected that the capital improvements budget had gone down because last year’s budget had included funds for the Multispace renovation. She also said that all of the ministry team budgets for 2017 were lower based on careful stewardship by leaders.
Pastor Dan asked if someone would move to accept the Treasurer’s Report. Bill Sackett motioned to accept the report and Nate Gresock seconded the motion. The motion was approved.
Pastor Dan announced that Jim Dewolf would be returning to serve on the Board for a second term. He also said that Jim Jennings had been elected to a three-year term.
Pastor Dan thanked members of our operational staff for all they do to help kingdom work get done at North Central.
Matthew Kochman made a motion to adjourn the meeting that was seconded by Matt McGee. Motion was approved and meeting was adjourned at 10:44 right after Pastor Dan closed meeting in prayer. Pastor thanked God for our church’s growth and a greater response to God’s Good News.
PASTOR DAN’S REPORT
Pastor Dan noted that our water baptism numbers have declined and he encouraged the church body to pray for God’s direction as we seek to help make disciples. He also shared that our church health survey scores have improved which is encouraging. As a follow up to some of what was shared in the service he stated that the church family gets the final vote on whether or not we will continue with the addition of a Kids Space.
Deacon Trustee & Board Secretary Assistant Pastor & Legacy
He also shared that community and church members might help pay for the proposed addition.
FINANCIAL SUMMARY SHEET 2017
Balance Sheet December 31, 2017
ASSETS: OPERATING ASSETS: SAVINGS ACCOUNTS CHECKING ACCOUNTS TOTAL OPERATING ASSETS:
$658,277 $212,206 $870,483
$662,876 $238,489 $901,365
$4,599 $26,283 $30,882
LAND, BUILDING & EQUIPMENT
$319,706 $5,000 $2,779,680 $3,650,163 $3,650,163
$319,706 $5,000 $2,779,680 $3,681,045 $3,681,045
LIABILITIES: ACCOUNTS PAYABLE TOTAL LIABILITIES: NET ASSETS: UNRESTRICTED BOARD DESIGNATED: EMERGENCY FUND RESTRICTED: BUILDING EXPANSION FUNDS BENEVOLENCE FUNDS LAND, BUILDING, EQUIPMENT FUND TOTAL NET ASSETS: TOTAL LIABILITIES & NET ASSETS:
FINANCIAL SUMMARY SHEET 2017
S u m m a r y of A l l D e p a r t m e n t s December 31, 2017
INCOME SUMMARY: GENERAL FUND MISSIONS CHILDREN MINISTRY GIRLS’ CLUB BOYS’ CLUB STUDENT MINISTRY WOMEN MINISTRY SENIOR MINISTRY TOTAL (INCOME SUMMARY):
2016 ACTUAL $563,316 $60,449 $546 $1655 $611 $626,577
2017 BUDGET 2017 ACTUAL $507,868 $524,780 $57,800 $64,332 $130 $430 $527 $400 $2,200 $1068 $1,800 $827 $570,628 $591,534
2018 BUDGET $540,188 $57,900 $130 $430 $400 $2,200 $1,800 $2,000 $605,048
EXPENSE SUMMARY: GENERAL FUND MISSIONS CHILDREN MINISTRY GIRLS’ CLUB BOYS’ CLUB STUDENT MINISTRY WOMEN MINISTRY SENIOR MINISTRY TOTAL (EXPENSE SUMMARY):
2016 ACTUAL $460,596 $60,052 $3,619 $3,271 $581 $4,828 $5,602 $539,549
2017 BUDGET 2017 ACTUAL $483,773 $483,141 $60,200 $63,017 $5,150 $2,726 $5,130 $3,129 $1,825 $282 $8,000 $3,520 $6,550 $4,862 $570,628 $560,677
2018 BUDGET $512,888 $59,000 $5,230 $5,130 $850 $8,400 $6,550 $7,000 $605,048
KRISTIN RAITI Treasurer email@example.com
MINISTRY LEADERS 2017
MISSION To make reproducing disciples in a multiplying church.
Sunday Mor nings & Mid-We ek
kid central jr.
kid central jr.
kid central jr.
ERIN BARNHART firstname.lastname@example.org
CHAD MORAN email@example.com
kid central JR.
RAQUEL WILLIAMS MELISSA JONDLE firstname.lastname@example.org
students/GUEST SERVICES special events director
TOREY COLELLA CHRISTIAN GLISSON email@example.com
EMILY HATCH firstname.lastname@example.org
MINISTRY LEADERS 2017
women’S BIBLE studies
MEN’S FIGHT CLUB
JULIAN & AMY JENNINGS
LEADERSHIP & STAFF 2017
GOSPEL-CENTRALITY We value centering our life and message around the Good News over giving good advice or expecting good behavior.
Pas t oral L e ade rshi p & D e ac on Tr us te es
DAN WILLIAMS email@example.com @JustDanWilliams
ASSISTANT PASTOR & MUSIC
ASSISTANT PASTOR & legacy Deacon trustee (secretary)
firstname.lastname@example.org Richard Parisi
JON WHITEWAY email@example.com @jon_whiteway
DEACON TRUSTEE (TREASURER)
ASSISTANT PASTOR & students ASSISTANT PASTOR & Mission
JONATHAN VALLETTA CHRISTIAN GLISSON
firstname.lastname@example.org Carolyn Postell
Sp e cial Systems & Suppor t S taff
church app & communications
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT & RECEPTIONIST
DAVE HARSHBERGER ELAINE MONTAGUE email@example.com @daveharshberger
2018 Deacon Tr uste e Nomine es
Licensed Architect VIP Structures
Physician’s Assistant St. Joseph’s Hospital & Health Center
Independent Eyecare Professional & Practice Owner
TO SEE GOSPEL TRANSFORMATION IN EVERY HEART, HOME & NEIGHBORHOOD
Published on Feb 25, 2018